Need a Great Mother’s Day Gift? Make Her a Thoughtful Word Search!
What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day? According to one Mother’s Day survey, moms are more likely to want something homemade than any other gift. Making a personalized word search will be an easy, personal, and great Mother’s Day gift. You can make her a word search in minutes, and memories will last for years.
Making Mom’s Word Search
Making a word search at My Word Search is easy. All you need to think about when making Mom’s great Mother’s Day gift is the design and the word list.
You can start designing Mom’s word search before you put in a single word. Choose a square or a circle for a classic look, or personalize it a little more. Does Mom like to travel? She’d like a plane or boat word search. Maybe she spends a lot of time in her garden. If so, choose a flower, tree, or house shape.
The size of the word search and word directions will determine how difficult Mom’s word search will be. Make her a big puzzle to sit and solve once, or a bunch of smaller puzzles she can come back to.
Words, Words, Words
Now you’ll choose some words. What do you love about your mom? What does your mom love about you? Put the words into a word search. Start listing whatever comes to mind and go from there! If you need help getting started, think about
- Mom’s favorites (books, movies, food, etc.)
- Memories with Mom (vacations, holidays, etc.)
- Day-to-day activities (What does Mom eat for breakfast? What does she do for a living?)
Personalized word searches can go a step further, too. If Mom has a favorite TV show that features a bunch of moms, list them in the word search. For moms who like to cook or garden, list some recipes she makes or what she grows in her garden.
How many words you’ll choose will depend on how big you want to make your word search. You can always adjust the size of the word search after completing your word list. Remember, there’s no such thing as “too many” words either; if you have a lot of words, make more word searches!
A Mother’s Day Gift to Remember
The word search you make for Mom will only be part of the gift. How you present the word search and solving it with her will matter just as much.
Giving Your Word Search
There are many ways you can give your word search to Mom that she’ll love. The possibilities are endless. Here are few ideas to get you started.
- Put your word search on a card you make for her or buy.
- Make a book of word searches for her.
- Print the word search onto a mug, blanket, phone case, or other items so she can enjoy it anytime.
- Give the word search her with a gift basket of other items, and make the word search about those items.
- Print out a family photo and put the word search on the back of it.
If you have more ideas, share them in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.
Solving Mom’s Word Search
There are also several ways you can bond with Mom by solving the word search. Snuggle up in bed with her as she eats her breakfast in bed so you can solve together. Make a word search about her favorite location and visit it together. Similarly, make a puzzle about her favorite movie and watch it together.
Mom may also want to solve her word searches on her own as a part of some relaxing downtime. Set her up for some alone time by giving her some scented candles, chocolates, blankets, and similar items. Then she can unwind while solving her word search.
Mom will love the thoughtfulness of her word search and will remember it for years as a great Mother’s Day gift. If she ever wants to solve it again, your word search for her will always be available in your My Word Search account. Then you can also make word searches an annual tradition. Make Mom’s favorite Mother’s Day Gift today.
Kristen Seikaly used her artistic background, research skills, and love for the internet to launch her first blog, Operaversity. Now she uses the skills to connect teachers, parents, and game enthusiasts with Crossword Hobbyist and My Word Search. She studied music at the University of Michigan, and now lives in Philadelphia.